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  • Third Art without Borders exhibition on display

    August 15, 2017,Women For Women Nepal has been hosting an exhibition on the theme ‘Buddhism in Modern Times’ at Newa Chen Gallery, Patan. The exhibit started from Saturday, and will conclude on Wednesday. The exhibition has artworks of aspiring Nepali as well as Japanese artists on display. Visitors can enjoy intricate works of five Nepali artists and one Japanese artist. Since Buddha’s preaching and the value of selflessness seems to disappear in the modern era, the paintings at the...

    Free SMS services in flood-hit areas

    Aug 14, 2017- SMS services have been made free in flood-affected areas, according to Mahendra Bahadur Gurung, Secretary at Ministry of Information and Communication. According to secretary Gurung, a provision to make SMS services free of cost by all telecom service providers has come into effect in view of current crisis of floods and landslides across the country.   However, the free SMS service will be effective only outside Kathmandu, read a tweet posted by Gurung.  

    Power Exchange Committee meeting: Electricity imported from India is cheaper now

    Kathmandu, August 10 The price of electricity being imported from India has come down slightly after a meeting of the bilateral Power Exchange Committee. Earlier, the price had been increasing every year at the rate of 5.5 per cent since 2011 as mentioned in an agreement between the two countries. They had also agreed to hold a meeting of the Exchange Committee every year. Though the meeting did not take place after that, the price continued to increase. Accordingly,...

    Petrol pump operators launch strike

    August 10, 2017 Operators of petrol stations across the country have launched a strike putting forth various demands and they will not collect petrol and diesel from Nepal Oil Corporation today, reports the lead story in The Himalayan Times. Further, they have warned to halt the sale of petroleum products from Sunday, the report says, adding the protest was launched after the NOC was reluctant to increase loss compensation to dealers during the fuel transportation. It quotes President of Nepal...

    World major cities to have Nepal’s official information centres: Info Minister

    Kathmandu,August 09 Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has said the government was busy with homework to establish an ‘information centre’ in major countries and cities of the world as it wants right dissemination of information about domestic affairs of public interests in foreign countries. Addressing a programme organised in his honour by Tinkune-based Kautilya Secondary School today, he said, “Establishment of such centres with the appointment of honorary information ambassador would help Nepalis residing in foreign...

    Only 7 per cent houses are quake-proof in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu,August 9 Only around seven percent houses constructed in Kathmandu Valley have met the government standard set for earthquake resistance, says Nepal Samacharpatra lead story today. Though many years have passed since the introduction of Building Code, the level of awareness about quake-resistant buildings in citizens is very weak, the report comments on the basis of data obtained from the Ministry of Urban Development. Recently, the Ministry had conducted a survey in Kathmandu in coordination with Japan International Cooperation Agency to...

    Construction resumes at Melamchi project

    Aug 9, 2017- Construction works on the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) have resumed after a negotiation between the government and the agitating parties. The project’s construction work resumed on Monday after Minister of Water Supply and Sanitation Mahendra Yadav assured various stakeholders that their concerns would be addressed soon, project officials said on Tuesday. The local construction workers, suppliers and contractors had padlocked the project office for over a week after the main contractor, CMC Cooperativa Muratori e...

    Number of five-star hotels in Nepal to double in next two years

    Kathmandu, 7 August The number of five-star hotels in Nepal is likely to double in next two years as the investment in hospitality sector is promisingly increasing. Currently, there are 10 five-star hotels across the country and new hotels in the same number are being established within next couple of years. The Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) says Rs 27.05 billion is being invested in these under-construction projects. Three of these hotels will be established in Kathmandu, one in...

    Remembering Hiroshima in Kathmandu through canvas

    On August 6 more than two dozen artists from India, Nepal and France participated in the one day “Hiroshima Peace Memorial Art Camp 2017” in the capital. The program was organized by Lumbini World Peace Forum to commemorate Hiroshima Day 2017. On August 6 1945 in Japanese city of Hiroshima world’s first atomic bomb was dropped in one of the worst violent acts in history. The art camp organized in Bouddha Stupa in Kathmandu was inaugurated by the founder...

    Works resume on Upper Trishuli 3A project

    Aug 6, 2017- China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC), the contractor for Upper Trishuli 3A Hydroelectric Project has resumed construction of the project which was halted after the devastating earthquake in April 2015. The Chinese contractor, according to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA)—the owner of the project—resumed work two weeks ago and is currently busy digging a tunnel and reconstructing the power house of the 60MW hydropower plant. Out of the 4.4 km long tunnel required for the development of the...

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